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CBee
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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SEE THAT ARROW??? I finished! This is monumental 😂😂 So, this one finished in 2011, and how many more volumes is he writing? 😂😂 I mean, I adore him, but he is not known for um, brevity 😂😂 I‘ll still look forward to the others ♥️
#obamabuddyread #micdrop #itonlytooksevenmonths

Kristin_Reads 🤭🤣 3mo
TheBookHippie I am slogging through and note taking yet… and phew… he‘s long winded … but I love him. 3mo
CBee @TheBookHippie same! He‘s the best, long winded and all 😂😂 3mo
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peanutnine I thought to was supposed to be two volumes, one for each term, but I agree that it seems as if there will be more 😅 3mo
Deblovestoread I‘m so glad we read it this way. Hope we can do the same for the next one. Thanks for hosting! 3mo
CBee @peanutnine I was getting close to the end and I thought, wait…. he‘s only gotten to 2011 😂 so I guess either the next volume will be longer (😳) or divided into two? I guess we‘ll see 😂 3mo
CBee @Kdgordon88 I‘d love it! I would‘ve never read it had I not broken it up and gone the audio route! Thanks for tagging along on the journey 😊 3mo
melissajayne From what I hear is that there are going to be two volumes 3mo
peanutnine @CBee to be fair, this one had a lot of lead up to his first term with the election and everything so that added a lot 3mo
CBee @melissajayne me too. We shall see how long the 2nd volume is 😁 3mo
CBee @peanutnine that‘s true. I‘m so glad I finished it and I definitely learned a lot more about him, it was totally worth it 😊♥️ 3mo
Sargar114 Congrats @CBee and thanks for organizing this. I agree the audiobook version and the broken up sections made this much easier to tackle. I would join for the next one if you do so 🙂 3mo
CBee @Sargar114 yay! I‘ll definitely do another buddy read once it comes out 👏🏻 3mo
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Sleepswithbooks
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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I finally finished ✅ Am I the last one from our #Obamabuddyread? It took me some months 🐌📖 #IheartObama

RebL I didn't participate in the Obama Buddy Read, but it did take me months to finish this book too. Worth it! 4mo
CBee I‘m not finished 🤦‍♀️😂 #iheartobamatoo 4mo
TheBookHippie Not yet !! Trying to finish yet! 3mo
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peanutnine
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Obama became president while I was still in highschool and my political awareness was just beginning. It was interesting to hear about the intricacies of the presidency from his perspective and all of his struggles to make progress against the partisanship within the government. His is a very detailed recollection of major and minor events, acknowledging all the support from his staff and others to bring about change. Throughout everything ⤵️

peanutnine ↪️ he maintains a sense of optimism for the future of the country. Thanks @CBee for hosting this #obamabuddyread ☺️ 4mo
CBee Congrats on finishing!! Very detailed is right 😂😁♥️ 4mo
Roary47 Awesome! 💛 4mo
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Sargar114
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Bad News: I got the Covid
Good News: I‘m the only one in my house to have gotten it and it seems to be minor as I‘m already on the mend. That also means isolation which is giving me time to catch up on things.
Blasted through this last section via audiobook. Nonfiction is always a bit rough for me and I‘ve found doin the audio version makes it easier to absorb; especially this one that gets heavy into detail especially in the second half.

Sargar114 Read for #obamabuddyread Thank you @CBee for hosting! 4mo
CBee I‘m sorry you got Covid! It hit our house last week but I didn‘t get it and neither did my oldest kiddo 🤷‍♀️ Glad you finished the book! I‘m sorry I wasn‘t a better host - I‘d planned to continue doing discussion questions at the end of each part 🙁 Might still post some when the buddy read is over so keep your eyes peeled! Hope you feel better soon! 4mo
AmyG Glad to read it‘s minor. Hope you are better soon. @CBee Hope your family is better soon. 😘 (edited) 4mo
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CBee @AmyG all better here, though hubby still struggles with some fatigue 🤷‍♀️ But it was so mild for both and I‘m thankful. 4mo
Sargar114 @CBee don‘t worry about it. Reading is half the battle. And if this week hasn‘t proven anything - life gets in the way (or in this case helps). @AmyG thanks 🥰 4mo
CBee @Sargar114 you‘re telling me 😂 Glad you‘re feeling ok and getting some good reading time 🥰 4mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Glad that it's a mild case. Get well soon, but milk it for extra reading time! 🤣 4mo
Sargar114 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick definitely the silver lining! 4mo
TheBookHippie So glad it‘s minor!!! Rest up! 4mo
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CBee
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Hey #obamabuddyread friends (Yoda says hey too)! How‘s everyone doing? I‘m trucking along with Part 6 🏃‍♀️ Apologies for not checking in more often (thank goodness this is a low pressure buddy read). Check in when you can 🥰

AmyG Love your photo! I haven‘t read anything so it‘s low pressure for me. (I am sorry I bailed). 😬 4mo
CBee @AmyG don‘t even be sorry! It‘s a heavy book, SUPER detailed and at times, hard to focus on! I‘ve struggled with it myself 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
Sleepswithbooks I‘m inching along like a snail 🐌 but I won‘t finish this portion on time. I don‘t love it as much as I had hoped although I do love the author ❤️ 4mo
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CBee @Sleepswithbooks no worries! I have to agree with you. The past couple of parts have been a bit slower to get through. 🤷‍♀️ But yup, still love him!! ♥️♥️ 4mo
Leftcoastzen Cuteness!🐶 4mo
SusanLee Cuteness overload! 4mo
CBee @Leftcoastzen @SusanLee thank you! He‘s a silly pup 😊 4mo
peanutnine I'm chugging along, ready to start the last section next month 4mo
CBee @peanutnine me too 👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Sargar114 It does feel like it‘s getting further into the weeds detail wise. I finished this chapter earlier this month I think doing all audio. 4mo
CBee @Sargar114 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
melissajayne Just finished part 2 4mo
CBee @melissajayne you‘ve had a lot going on! How are you feeling? 4mo
melissajayne @CBee I‘m doing ok; I‘m just waiting for radiation treatments to start. Still feeling tired from the chemo treatments and surgical anesthesic and the recovery that my body has to do. The good thing is that I‘m not getting tired from the cancer spreading as I was this time last year. 4mo
CBee @melissajayne you‘ve really been through it 🙁 I hope for better days for you, and soon ♥️ 4mo
melissajayne @CBee I didn‘t like it but I am cancer free and don‘t have a grey tinge to my skin anymore. 4mo
CBee @melissajayne cancer free is amazing ♥️♥️ 4mo
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Sargar114
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Since it‘s a rainy day it‘s a lazy morning so I got to work on my #bookspinbingo board and reading plan for the month.
#bookspin - The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
#doublespin #sundaybuddyread - Lost Among The Living (yay overlap)
#obamabuddyread Tagged (part 6)
#literarycrew All the ways we said goodbye

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 5mo
Librarybelle Hooray!! 5mo
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CBee
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Y‘all. I continue to enjoy the book but this part was over my head - I found myself zoning out sometimes 🫢 I told @Sargar114 this already, but my favorite part has to be when Malia tells her dad that he needs to save the tigers 🐅♥️ How‘s it going for everyone?
This was also my #doublespin, @TheAromaofBooks 👏🏻👏🏻
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 5mo
TheBookHippie I‘m catching up influenza is still running rampant here. Somehow I‘m the only one not with it 😩😷🤞🏻🤞🏻 5mo
AmyG I haven‘t read it in a while. 😢 5mo
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CBee @AmyG aw that‘s okay! Do you want me to still tag you in my posts? I don‘t mind either way ♥️ 5mo
CBee @TheBookHippie oh dang, I‘m so sorry!! Crossing fingers and toes that you stay well!! 5mo
AmyG You can keep me. I do like seeing you all. 5mo
CBee @AmyG good, cause I‘d miss you 😘 5mo
AmyG Awww 😘…I just can‘t wrap my head around this book now. I am purely “escape” reading. 5mo
CBee @AmyG I‘m still right there with you! Though I‘m reading something right now that‘s set during the Chechen Wars and um, wow. It‘s good but so painful and relatable to what‘s happening in Ukraine. 5mo
Sleepswithbooks Slow moving right now.. I think I have 25 pages left in this part. 5mo
CBee @Sleepswithbooks no rush 😘 5mo
peanutnine There are definitely parts that are over my head but listening to the audio has helped keep me engaged 5mo
CBee @peanutnine yep, me too! I‘d still be on part 1 if I were reading the print book 😂😂😂 5mo
Libby1 This has been a pretty intense month so I haven‘t started this section yet! I will catch up and I really enjoy being a part of this group, @CBee . ❤️ 5mo
CBee @Libby1 no rush at all! This is the most laid back buddy read ever 😊 5mo
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Sargar114
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Finished Part 5 of #obamabuddyread which also served as my #bookspin for this month. It was mostly foreign policy so a little bit of work to get through; but the audio version helps with that. The last chapter was my favorite as it was really well told (literally in the audiobook ha) and was about his work on climate change.

CBee I need to work on catching up 😳😂 6mo
peanutnine I also enjoyed the chapter on climate change! I loved how his daughter kept asking if he had saved the tigers yet. So sweet 6mo
Sargar114 @peanutnine me too! Gives so much heart to this part of his story. ❤️ 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 6mo
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CBee
A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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A very late check in, #obamabuddyread friends! Here‘s a pic of a mural at our local zoo - it‘s a secretary bird! It‘s been cuckoo crazy here, but I finally finished part 4 (four days late 😂). Hope everyone is still enjoying the book!

TheBookHippie I plan to catch up this weekend 😝 vestibular migraines and vertigo not friends of reading! 😫 6mo
AmyG Beautiful mural. Feel better @TheBookHippie and….I didn‘t read my section at all. ☹️ 6mo
CBee @TheBookHippie I hope you feel better! Migraines and vertigo are no joke 🙁🙁 6mo
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CBee @AmyG no worries! This is totally no pressure, catch up when you want to 😘 6mo
TheBookHippie @CBee second attack this spring but not as severe as round one… ugh the constant weather changes inflame my body 😫 6mo
CBee @TheBookHippie I can totally relate! Lots of weather changes here too and they wreak havoc 😩 6mo
peanutnine I'm really enjoying the book! Breaking it down into one part each month is way more manageable for me and the audiobook is a lifesaver. I don't think I would have made it this far otherwise! ☺️ 6mo
Deblovestoread Audio is definitely making it easier to get done but my mind did wander a bit in this section. 6mo
CBee @Kdgordon88 mine too 😂 6mo
CBee @peanutnine I definitely wouldn‘t have made it without audio. I‘m glad I have the print book, but I just wouldn‘t have gotten through it like I am with audio! 6mo
Sargar114 @peanutnine agree with everything you said. The section a month and audio is marking it much easier to get through. I don‘t take in the audio as much so I go back and forth; but really enjoy listening to him speak again. 6mo
Sargar114 @TheBookHippie that sounds terrible; hope you feel better. 6mo
CBee @Sargar114 ♥️♥️ same 6mo
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